I'm planning on traveling to Israel at some point or another, and I don't know the emergency services number.

What is the Israeli equivalent of the American 911, or the British 999?

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This Anglo List webpage on the topic carries information on various useful contact numbers in Israel, including emergency numbers:

Emergency Services: Police, 100; Ambulance, 101; Fire, 102; Electric Company, 103; Local Municipality, 106; Bezeq - Information, 144. Dialing 112 from a mobile phone will connect you to the emergency services

Note you can also use 112 to contact emergency services in many countries including Israel, in which it is callable from mobile phones only.

  • I think 112 is only available from mobile phones there (as mentioned in the picture as well).
    – Relaxed
    Mar 29, 2015 at 16:58
  • According to the linked wikipedia article on 112 it's availability from landlines and mobile phones is country-dependent.
    – JoErNanO
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:06
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    Yes, but I meant in Israel as, in the context of the question, the last sentence of your answer could imply it could be used on landline there.
    – Relaxed
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:13
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    Btw, a useful mnemonic for remembering the order of Police, Ambulance, Fire is People Are Frightening.
    – Scimonster
    Mar 30, 2015 at 13:10

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